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BEATCRAFT CYCLON: Arcade The First

DJMAX series is dead.
All DJMAX arcade online system was taken offline earlier this year.
DJMax Trilogy’s server was closed too.
No DLC release for DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE (PS Vita)
No more update for DJMAX RAY.
The only active DJMax project is DJMAX Technika Q, which is a mobile release.

This is actually quite sad as I love DJMax Technika arcade, they are never too big in Malaysia, maybe they are in Korea and Japan, but my trip to Japan last month, there are no DJMax Technika machine to be seen, all I saw was BEMANI’s arcade, and SEGA’s Maimai and other music game machines. Malaysia’s DJMax Technika was never online, never got to unlock songs, no way to gain access to the progression system, therefore no one was actively playing it.

Project 736T teaser 1

Project 736T teaser 1


Project 736T teaser 2

Project 736T teaser 2

Some of the original DJMAX developers had gather and formed Nurijoy Inc. They had been teasing Project 736T with teaser site and slogan “WE DON’T STOP THE BEATS EVOLUTION”, classic korean english.

Today we got the first look at the mystery Project 736T, and it is an arcade game!
BEATCRAFT CYCLON: Arcade The First

Below are the list of artist featured in the teaser above:
Featuring musics from:
Electronic Boutique
Tsukasa
Rinat Arinos
Cranky
Takahiro Eguchi
NDLee
Nien
Makou
Nauts
M2U
Paul Bazooka
Sampling Masters MEGA
Planetboom

For more information:
http://www.nurijoy.com/mcyclon/
https://www.facebook.com/nurijoy

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DJMax Technika Tune for PlayStation Vita Release Date September 27 in Japan. Lots of Details

DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita

DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita CoverJust meet the cute admin of O2Jam Facebook Page and as I got home, some juicy details of DJMax Technika Tune have appear on the internet. This is THE game that might get me to buy a PlayStation Vita even though I’m so broke right now… Well, maybe my investment of a PS Vita and this game is enough to prevent me to go to Genting over and over again and spend dont know how many hundreds of ringgit play the Arcade version of the game… 😛

The cover looked really great for the game! Colourful and playful!

Release date for Japan (published in Japan by Cyberfront): 27 September 2012

OH YEAH Import version one please…. is just like order teh tarik at the mamak.
I dont see Ruliweb annoucing the release date for Korea version, nor any date or news for international version.

DJMax Technika Tune for PlayStation Vita Opening Video


The opening scene song is by ND Lee named The Max

New features

Some of the new features mentioned in RuliWeb blog post,

1. NEW Simplified Menu System
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Menu 1
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Menu 2

2. Game Modes in DJMax Technika Tune
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Star Mixing
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Pop Mixing
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Club Mixing
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Free Style
Four modes in DJMax Technika Tune are Star Mixing, Pop Mixing, Club Mixing and Free Style. If you played any DJMax Technika before, it will be more or less the same. Each mixing have different difficulties.

3. 67 SONGS! And PlayStation Vita optimized pattern
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita 67 SONGS and Pattern
All pattern on PlayStation Vita will be optimized for mobile, and will have three line of notes.

4. Front and rear touchpad gameplay
In the POP Mixing mode, it will have both front and rear touchpad gameplay. In ruliweb blogpost, they game the example of using the rear touchpad as a bass of the drum and seems to imply user dont need to touch that specific area of the touchpad but it will register as long as user touch any rear touchpad place.
And the screenshot below also clarify that you can choose the game mode as touchscreen only or front and rear touch.
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Front and Rear Touch 1
DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Front and Rear Touch 2DJMax Technika Tune PS Vita Front and Rear Option Selection
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DJMax Technika Review

DJMax Technika @ Genting Highland Malaysia

Finally, I went and try out the arcade that i wanted to play for a long time, DJMax Technika, and here is my little review of the game.

The hardware

The arcade looked really nice and stylish, with 2 big screens and one of them is touch screen, no physical button or anything, it just neat. But actually i do expect the screen to be a bit bright or sharp. Dont know if they tune down the brightness.
The speaker of the arcade is not that impressive, only OK OK, but luckily they have not one, but two headphone jacks, with a volume control. And I did bring my own headphone while playing the game, so IT ROCK~!!!
One of the most impressive feature of the arcade is the vibrating stage. Its quite fun to feel the bass while you are playing the game, and not to forget that, the external sound system still will rock even if you plug in your earphone jack, so that people will still saw your performance.

From what i found, there are 5 machines located on Genting Arcade Center. Each game cost RM4, and I heard there ARE some machines that are located in KL. So do keep an eye on your favorite arcade center and hopefully they will get the machines some day.

All machines in genting are connected to the internet, which means you CAN use a ID card if you have one, but unfortunately, you cant get any ID card in Genting.

The Gameplay

DJMax Technika is a really unique game, its like no other game, which means the gameplay process is completely new to me. Im really lazy to explain how to play the game, you can watch it on the youtube video below.

The game have three difficulties levels, Lite, Pop and Technical mode. For me personally, Lite mode will be a little bit too easy while Pop is a little bit too challenging for me. Note that i didnt spend many time and money on the game, since I’m broke, RM4 a game is NOT CHEAP for me. On Lite, i can finish the game easily, but on Pop, i can hardly finish any songs with 6 stars and above. And for those which i had manage to finish, my “blood” has only a few left. One thing make me dont understand is, i manage to pass two stages with a little bit “blood” left, but they show me game over… =.= RAGE!!!!!

Conclusion is, the game is FREAKING HARD to a newbies like me, if you play or familiar with DJMax music, you have a better chance of winning. Else, play Lite will do. I only manage to get E or F most of the time on Pop. Haha

One serious flaw of the game and make me damn RAGE and wasted RM8 on two games are the FREAKING CONTINUE BUTTON!!!
If you failed a song, it will ask you if you want to continue, so if you put another RM4 inside, you will continue the game on the stage that you are currently on, (means if you are on Stage 3 of Pop, the RM4 will only get you ONE SONG’s gameplay). Why not just skip the continue and start a new game, and you get to play a complete 3 stages (provided you didnt fail again)
And im stupid enough to accidentally click on the Continue for 2 times… GG gone my money….. cos its not like i will be able to pass the song anyway.

Haiz with that all said, i really hope i will have more money to play this game, as this game is damn fun but damn hard. Or…. i hope i will have money to import one unit and put it in my house WAKAKA… JK

etc

It does looked like the machine is imported from China instead of US or Korea since there are DJMax 旋风’s logo there…
I dont think the machine is extremely popular in Genting, or i think the game is too hard. Why will i say so? Because when i played a song, even though i score like F, but it still write there “High Score” WTF! But the high score will only register onto the machine IF you finish the whole game (and not game over in the middle of any stage)
I seriously think you will need earphone to play the game, because when 3 machines placed side by side, although the other two have no one playing at that time, but the music and noise generated on those freaking loud machines does distract you quite a bit.
DJ Technika 2 is already released long time ago in Korea and US, but what to do, we only get Technika 1 after so many years, rumors are the hardware are the same, but i dont think Pentavision will offer a software upgrade only… How sad is Malaysia arcade scene.
Oh ya, i do really hope there are machines that being moved to KL, and place on those well maintained arcade center, and please lah, RM3 only can? Hahaha. And anyone know why we cant get the Technika IC here? There are internet connection, but no IC card selling here, how to play online?!?

I think my only solution now is continue DJMax Portable 3 on my PSP. oh wait, my PSP is with my brother now… Haiz…. NVM then. Play TapSonic loh…. O2Jam Analog also not bad…
Oh… actually the DJMax Technika “can” be ported to Touch screen based smartphone right? Not that hard…. PENTAVISION, Y U NO DO THAT?!? I know i know, you want to sell more arcade machine. I dont blame you.

OK enough of rant and thats all for the review. im busy writing my educational blog, and some projects, and some work, and some school work…. SO SO SO BUSY.

joshuatly2011

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